CAMBRIDGE, England & PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Repositive today announced that its Cancer Models Directory, containing over 5,300 preclinical cancer models, is available on Science Exchange, the widely used technology platform for outsourced R&D. This collaboration further broadens global access to Repositive’s world-leading directory of preclinical cancer models and comprehensive Cancer Models Scout service, which includes expert bioinformatic analysis to ensure the right models are identified for every customer’s research project.
Repositive’s Cancer Models Directory catalogues the metadata for over 5,300 PDX and CDX models, syngeneic and humanized mouse models, GEMMs, cell lines and organoids from specialist oncology CROs around the world. Via its comprehensive, specialist and confidential Cancer Models Scout service, Repositive’s team of molecular biology and bioinformatics experts are on-hand to provide model recommendations tailored to each project’s precise requirements and search not only Repositive's directory of models, but also its extended CRO network containing over 20,000 models. In addition, Repositive’s experts will conduct complex genomic and molecular analyses of models to find those that will be most predictive of patient response and deliver a comprehensive report outlining the best available models, including introducing pharma and biotechs to their chosen CRO to initiate project planning discussions.
“We’re delighted to be collaborating with Science Exchange to increase access to our Cancer Models Directory and specialist Cancer Models Scout service amongst the translational oncology community,” said Fiona Nielsen, CEO of Repositive. “The streamlined project management, hassle-free invoicing and simple payment options offered by Science Exchange supports Repositive’s mission to make it quicker and easier for pharma and biotech researchers to access the preclinical cancer models they need to accelerate the development of effective cancer therapies.”
In December 2016 Repositive announced the development of the Global PDX Directory, to act as a global data broker and network for oncology researchers and PDX model developers. In April 2018 the PDX Directory was expanded to become the Cancer Models Platform, and its scope was broadened to incorporate CDX, syngeneic and humanized mouse models, as well as 3D in vitro systems and other popular translational cancer models that support immuno-oncology and combination therapies. After partnering with 19 specialist CROs across the globe, including Antineo, Shanghai LIDE and Xentech, Repositive's directory is now the world’s largest global directory of preclinical cancer models. In October 2018 Repositive announced the launch of a new Cancer Models Scout service: industry researchers working in translational oncology can ask Repositive to conduct an expert, tailored and confidential search to find the right cancer model for the hypothesis they are looking to test using its world-leading directory and extensive CRO partner network.
About Science Exchange
Founded in 2011 in response to the global growth in R&D services, Science Exchange solves the challenges of outsourcing R&D by removing barriers in the outsourcing process – providing companies with instant access to a network of pre-qualified service providers, as well as contracting, project management and reporting tools. The Science Exchange platform increases scientists' access to innovation and improves productivity, freeing them up from the administrative tasks and delays associated with sourcing, establishing and managing service provider contracts. Additionally, the Science Exchange enterprise program enables organizations to consolidate R&D outsourcing spend into a single strategic relationship, driving efficiency and cost savings. Since 2011, Science Exchange has raised more than $70 million from Norwest Venture Partners, Maverick Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Windham Ventures, OATV, the YC Continuity Fund, and others. For more information, visit http://www.scienceexchange.com. Follow the company at Twitter.com/scienceexchange and www.linkedin.com/company/science-exchange.